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  • Will Obama’s order lead to surge in gun research?

     

    Nearly as many Americans die from guns as from car crashes each year. We know plenty about the second problem and far less about the first. A scarcity of research on how to prevent gun violence has left policymakers shooting in the dark as they craft gun control measures without much evidence of what works.

     

    January 18, 2013

  • Screen shot 2013-01-17 at 1.35.49 PM.png VIDEO: Man burglarizes former employer with five gallon bucket on his head

    Police in Slidell, La. Released surveillance video they say shows 23-year-old Richard Boudreaux burglarizing his former employer while wearing a five-gallon bucket on his head.

    January 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • 130115_ET_ABE_BONILLA_1 Son admits using police dad's gun in robbery

    The son of the No. 2 police official in Lawrence, Mass., changed his mind and pleaded guilty this week to brandishing his father's service revolver in an armed robbery but two co-defendants continued their not guilty stance.

    January 17, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • WikiLeaks case could hinge on Pfc. Bradley Manning’s beliefs

     

    The trial of an Army private charged with giving classified information to the WikiLeaks website may hinge on what he knew — or should have known — about the consequences of his alleged actions.

     

    January 17, 2013

  • Army's solar array dedicated in New Mexico

     

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar energy-producing system on Wednesday at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.

     

    January 17, 2013

  • Tom Coburn, Jim Inhofe, and Tom Cole State delegates cautious about weapons control plan

    President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to ban assault weapons, limit high-capacity ammunition magazines and require background checks for all gun buyers.

    January 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • oscars.jpg Raw Video: Oscar nominations announced in Calif.

    The 85th annual Academy Award nominations for best actor, actress and picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    January 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Murder suicide scene forweb.jpg Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide following son's death

    Two grieving parents were supposed to lay their son to rest Wednesday, just a few days after he was killed in a car accident.

    January 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Tom Cole Oklahoma lawmakers back deal, avoid cliff

    Congress’ last-minute deal to avoid a “fiscal cliff” of middle-class tax increases and federal spending cuts isn’t perfect, but it sets the stage for reducing the deficit down the road.

    January 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • POLARBEARS241.jpg Polar bear trade, hunting spark controversy

    The polar bear was a mile away and began running toward the dog sled, quickly closing the distance on the frozen Arctic waters of Canada's Resolute Bay. One of Mark Beeler's Inuit guides released two dogs to distract it while Beeler, a skilled bow hunter, quickly shot three arrows, piercing the animal's heart and lungs.

    December 27, 2012 1 Photo

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